Episode 75 | Persuasion Part 4: Why Written and Verbal Commitments are a Must

This is part 4 of our 6-part series on persuasion. This fourth part focuses on commitment and consistency. People want to be consistent. If they make a public commitment to give, there is a good chance they will follow through. Find out how you can use written and verbal commitments to increase donations and volunteer…Continue reading Episode 75 | Persuasion Part 4: Why Written and Verbal Commitments are a Must

Episode 74 | Persuasion Part 3: How to Use Peer Pressure for Good

This is part 3 of a 6-part series on persuasion. This third part focuses on social proof and how people will do what they see others doing. Find out how you can use peer pressure to increase donations and create model volunteers and donors for your cause.  For more information about Mary Valloni, visit http://maryvalloni.com…Continue reading Episode 74 | Persuasion Part 3: How to Use Peer Pressure for Good

Episode 71 | How to Increase Volunteer Commitment by Threatening to Fire Them – An Interview With MS Society Volunteer, Tanya Nordhaus

Tanya is a longtime volunteer and supporter of the MS Society, but after years of volunteering her role drastically changed when she was almost fired from her volunteer role.  On this episode, listen in to find out how you can recruit a dedicated volunteer like Tanya to your organization and what you need to do…Continue reading Episode 71 | How to Increase Volunteer Commitment by Threatening to Fire Them – An Interview With MS Society Volunteer, Tanya Nordhaus

The 7 Step Framework to Create a Fundraiser That Actually Raises Funds

Let’s set one thing straight. Is it possible to raise funds without a big fundraising event? Absolutely! Look at any natural disaster (a hurricane, tornado, tsunami) or tragedy (a school shooting, home fire, deadly car accident). When there is a need, people will find a way to give with or without an organized fundraiser. What if…Continue reading The 7 Step Framework to Create a Fundraiser That Actually Raises Funds

Episode 66 | 3 Ways to Effectively Use Social Media to Promote Your Cause

Authenticity is one of the primary concerns for nonprofit leaders, but all you have to do is be you. No one expects you to be anything else. Remember social media is just a tool in your tool belt. It is one of many ways to engage with prospective donors and volunteers. When using social media,…Continue reading Episode 66 | 3 Ways to Effectively Use Social Media to Promote Your Cause

Episode 63 | Who Do You Need to Become to Be the Leader You Want to Be

“To achieve something you have never achieved before you must become someone you have never been.” – Les Brown We’re all faced with trying to figure out what we need to do to become more effective at what we do. Many times we protect ourselves with habits and routines that are comfortable, but I want…Continue reading Episode 63 | Who Do You Need to Become to Be the Leader You Want to Be

Episode 57 | 8 Things Every Nonprofit Leader Can Learn From the 2018 Olympic Athletes

The Winter Olympics are in full swing in Pyeongchang, South Korea bringing together the best athletes from around the world. As the media interviews these athletes, we continue to see patterns of how each of them made it to the big stage and how each of us can learn from them. Here are the 8…Continue reading Episode 57 | 8 Things Every Nonprofit Leader Can Learn From the 2018 Olympic Athletes

Episode 56 | How to Avoid Burnout and Take Back Control of Your Life

Many of us forget that our nonprofit is ineffective if our leaders are overworked, exhausted and burnt out. Your cause is only as good as your leadership, so this episode focuses on how to protect your most valuable asset – You!  For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook…Continue reading Episode 56 | How to Avoid Burnout and Take Back Control of Your Life

Episode 52 | The #1 Thing You Should Do Before Hosting a Fundraising Event

Nonprofit and ministry leaders often jump into fundraising events before doing this one thing and that’s attending other events. How do you know how to put on a great fundraising event if you’ve never attended another event? Mary shares why it’s so important to attend events that are similar to the one you want to…Continue reading Episode 52 | The #1 Thing You Should Do Before Hosting a Fundraising Event

Episode 37 | How the 80/20 Rule Could Change Your Fundraising

The 80/20 Rule, commonly called the Pareto principle, states how 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. This principle can be a great tool in our tool belt as we tackle our fundraising goals. Find out how you can use this rule to increase the odds that you’ll achieve your fundraising goal…Continue reading Episode 37 | How the 80/20 Rule Could Change Your Fundraising

Episode 34 | How to Fundraise in the Midst of a Disaster like Hurricane Harvey

Find out what to do when a disaster strikes and you still have funds to raise. How do you and your organize move forward without taking a major loss? Join us Friday, September 8th at 10am CST for the September Fundraising Freedom Fellowship. Submit your questions to mary@maryvalloni.com and join us Sept. 8th. Call in…Continue reading Episode 34 | How to Fundraise in the Midst of a Disaster like Hurricane Harvey

Episode 33 | The 10 Differences Between Busy and Productive People

1.Busy people are hard workers. Productive people are smart workers. 2.Busy people look like they have a mission. Productive people have a mission. 3.Busy people are fixated on taking action (just do something). Productive people focus on clarity before action. 4.Busy people try to do it all on their own. Productive people find the best…Continue reading Episode 33 | The 10 Differences Between Busy and Productive People

Episode 31 | How One Donor Can Unlock the Door to Tens, Hundreds, and Thousands of New Donors

In this episode, Mary shows you how to reach out to your ideal donor, ask the right questions, and get the exact verbiage you need to attract future donors to your cause. Learn how to create your target donor profile and understand how you can use testimonials to increase donations from your current donors and…Continue reading Episode 31 | How One Donor Can Unlock the Door to Tens, Hundreds, and Thousands of New Donors

Episode 30 | How Your Personality Type Plays An Important Role In Your Fundraising

Mary dives into the DISC model to discuss how to use your personality type to your advantage and how to surround yourself with the right people to build out your fundraising team. Using the DISC model, you have the ability to develop insights (Sherlock Holmes Research) after only a few minutes of working with someone.…Continue reading Episode 30 | How Your Personality Type Plays An Important Role In Your Fundraising

Episode 28 | An Interview With Karl Meisterheim, Owner of SupportGoal

How would it feel to know at a glance the status of your fundraising and whether you or your charity will be getting paid this month? This episode is a behind the scenes interview with the owner and founder of SupportGoal, a support raising tool created by former fundraiser and missionary, Karl Meisterheim. After raising…Continue reading Episode 28 | An Interview With Karl Meisterheim, Owner of SupportGoal

Episode 26 | How to Know When It’s Time to Remove a Donor From Your Prospect List

We all have those prospect names that remain on our list for weeks, months and sometimes years. The question we often ask is, “When do I remove them from my list?” On this episode we drill down into this question by asking the right questions and organizing our lists so we don’t waste time or…Continue reading Episode 26 | How to Know When It’s Time to Remove a Donor From Your Prospect List